Top candidates for new M's manager

Since Lou Piniella left Seattle for Tampa Bay following the 2002 season, the Mariners have had seven different managers: Bob Melvin, Mike Hargrove, John McLaren, Jim Riggleman (interim), Don Wakamatsu, Daren Brown (interim) and Eric Wedge. With Friday's news that Wedge will not return to the team in 2014, it's back to the drawing board for the Mariners.

Over the weekened, we gave the early word on top candidates to become Seattle's next skipper.